jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to bird_machine, 04/06/2013. Pours ruby caramel, thin white head, dense sudsy lacing. Aroma is tangerine, peach, sweet tropical notes, piney edge, doughy malts. Taste is light citrus, heavy bitter pine, dark caramel malts a bit rough. Medium palate. Alright, this one.
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange color with a tall very creamy, light tan/green head. Aroma is very strong orange citrus and a lot pine hops presence. Flavor is pretty watery with a strong bitterness but more grassy with a touch of citrus. Great lacing on the glass, very watery feeling with a light dry and bitter kick. Overall, itís the definition of a "meh" beer. I was expecting a great citrus nose/flavor combo but there wasnít enough malt backbone to hold the flavor. Body ruined the brew and made it a definite disappointment.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting beer- good to taste a single hopís character, but I usually prefer more of a medley. Pours a beautiful golden yellow brown, however.
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours dark amber with slight head. Super hoppy with all of the expected citrus notes. Pineapple, peach, lemon, and grapefruit are all in there. In comparison to other IPAs that have used CItra, itís a lot less balanced. That notwithstanding, a very nice IPA.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Caramel malt and candied citrus in the nose, doesnít smell fresh yet I havenít seen it before on the shelves in IL. Flavor is again caramel candy, low bitterness, floral hops. Seems to lack most citra character. My guess is it is both a bit old and their hop addition times and quantities just sucked.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of floral and citrus hops. The taste was of pine and citrus hops, esters, and a little bit of malt sweetness. A very good IPA.
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-orange amber color. Large, rocky off white pour. Aroma of strong lemon and tropical fruit notes. Bits of sugar cookie and oxidation. Flavor is fruity and bitter. Lots of tropical fruit notes. Mild sweet malt. Nice carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This isnít quite the Citrus bomb that you would expect from a Citra hopped beer, In fact, the bitterness is more dominant; not that thatís a bad thing. There is a nice peachy middle taste that blends with a malt combo that reminds me of the malts used in Founders I.P.As.. Speaking of Founders, I prefer the Centennial single hop I.P.A to this one but I would definitely buy this again.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus-orange, tropical fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, lemons, malts and a long and very dry/mildly tangy finish.
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark copper in hue with a robust beige head. Nice lacing remains. A big citrus aroma with bready caramel. A really big citrus hop flavor. It is tart and biting. Not so much bitter as expected. Grapefruit and some fairly big malts. The hop profile takes this close to Double territory. The Citra hop stands up just fine by itself but this is becoming over done. Still, this is tasty and a nice showcase for the hop.